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Does Listening to Rock Music Make You Racist?

Posted by: Jason Tate (03/09/12)
A new study says that listening to rock music for a few minutes "is enough to make white students focus on the interests of other whites at the expense of black people and latinos."
From the ArticleThe researchers, who tested 138 students with different genres, say the finding shows that because rock is associated with white people, people unconsciously favour their own race after listening. Students were told they were taking part in a study of how funds should be distributed in college - and offered a range of ethnic-based groups to share money between. After listening to Bruce Springsteen and the White Stripes, the students handed most of the money to white people.

Update: In response to the Daily Mail's summation of her study, Professor Heather LaMarre said she felt the headline was "misleading." More on this update, here.
  
 
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09:46 AM on 03/09/12
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Kony 2012.
09:47 AM on 03/09/12
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I don't think 138 people is a good enough sample to generalize a statement like that. So. No, I don't think to rock music makes me a racist.
09:49 AM on 03/09/12
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...what…the…fuck...
09:49 AM on 03/09/12
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This should be fun.
09:50 AM on 03/09/12
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Unconvinced until they test with Sevendust and Killswitch Engage.
09:50 AM on 03/09/12
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09:52 AM on 03/09/12
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Unconvinced until they test with Sevendust and Killswitch Engage.
Don't forget The Mars Volta.
09:52 AM on 03/09/12
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That's awesome. Love little Stormtroopers.
09:52 AM on 03/09/12
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yeah, totally
09:53 AM on 03/09/12
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I don't think 138 people is a good enough sample to generalize a statement like that. So. No, I don't think to rock music makes me a racist.
Haven't read the actual report (been looking for it online) - but that should be enough for a decent confidence rating if my stats memory serves.
09:55 AM on 03/09/12
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Ohhhh just realized this is from the daily fail, the comments under the article make me lose hope in pretty much everything.
09:55 AM on 03/09/12
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Was every person like him?:

09:55 AM on 03/09/12
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"So is everyone still keeping up with the Kony cause from a couple days ago? Anyone? ..... Anyone? ....... yeah, didn't think so."

- Me to every 'activist'
09:56 AM on 03/09/12
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"So is everyone still keeping up with the Kony cause from a couple days ago? Anyone? ..... Anyone? ....... yeah, didn't think so."

- Me to every 'activist'
It's prepping for 4/20. And still trending worldwide on twitter. Sooooooo.... yeah.
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